First, the Coastal Bend College Foundation learned Thursday morning that the Joe Barnhart Foundation has graciously agreed to support the CBC group’s plans to bring “Cinderella” to Beeville on May 4.
The children’s favorite play will be presented by the Corpus Christi Ballet at the A.C. Jones High auditorium and tickets should be going on sale in the near future. Hopes are to attract as many youngsters as possible from area elementary schools, dance clubs, Boys & Girls Clubs and the South Texas Children’s Home, along with parents.
This fund-raising event is one of several major promotions being organized to increase community awareness of the Coastal Bend College Foundation, which has been reorganized recently.
It is a tax-exempt, nonprofit foundation serving CBC, with members representing many of its nine counties, whose mission is to generate and distribute resources to provide opportunities for excellence in education. They also wish to recognize staff for innovative efforts and exemplary teaching, and increase the number of student support dollars for CBC students.
Look for more events upcoming with the foundation’s capital campaign as the college’s 50th anniversary approaches in 2015.
Also, at Thursday’s noon meeting, the Bee County Habitat for Humanity board learned it is one step closer to its first home build.
The directors approved in principle the concept of acquiring property on a large block in central Beeville. The property, which is owned by several local clubs, apparently is going to be deeded to Habitat, which hopes to build from two to four homes there.
Despite several setbacks recently, the HFH board has set some achievable goals for the year, including one Brush With Kindness (house exterior paint job) this spring, one minor house repair or rehab in the fall, and to begin accepting applications for the first local home build, possibly as early as next year.
Bee County Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit Christian organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Habitat for Humanity brings together people with resources and people in need to build simple, decent, affordable houses. The houses are sold to those in need at no profit.
Watch for more on Habitat’s ambitious plans in the near future.
– Chip Latcham